Tuesday, February 28, 2012

6th Annual San Francisco Chocolate Salon: A Don't Miss Event!

Chocolate lovers, get ready for a world of fabulous chocolate! I'll be there, and I hope you will be, too! This Sunday in San Francisco: the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.

The Premier Chocolate Show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 6th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, March 4th, 2012 at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.  10-6. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.

Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, the 6th Annual International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 50 master chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans such as Amano Artisan Chocolates, William Dean Chocolates, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Guittard Chocolate Company, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Monterey Chocolate Company, CocoTutti, Saratoga Chocolates, CC Made, Toffee Talk, Dandelion Chocolate, David Bacco Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Toffeeology, Neo Cocoa, Sixth Course Artisan Confections, Vice Chocolates, Clarine's Florentines, Victoria Chocolatier, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Jade Chocolates, Truffles in Paradise, NewTree, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Kika's Treats, Kallari, Chuao Chocolatier, Snake & Butterfly, COCOA and more.

New Chocolate Salon Additions include Celebrity Chef demos, the Chocolate Salon Fashion Bar, and the 2nd Annual SF Invitational Wine Salon.

Wine and Spirits include R&B Cellars, Urban Legend Cellars, Sol Rouge / Winery Collective, The Winery SF, Quady Winery, SLO Down Wines, VAD Vodka, Alquimia Organic Tequila, 21st Amendment Brewery, and Firehouse Grill and Brewery.

Other participants include Books Inc., the Bread Project (non-profit charity), The New York Times, Rigolo Cafe, Earthbody Day Spa, Mercury Fitness: High Performance Pilates, California Cookie Cutter Collectors' Club, Cuisine Noir magazine, San Francisco Professional Food Society, The San Francisco Orchid Society, Chocolate Covered SF, Hair Play Salon, Gems and Silver, The San Francisco Bay Area Chocolate Meetup, TasteTV, and more.

Salon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, new product launches and flavor combinations, fair trade & organic offerings, celebrity chef & author talks, wine pairings, Chocolate Hair Spa with makeovers, ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program, and book signings.

Demos and Panels include Chocolate and Wine Pairing Panel, The Return of the Toffee, Asian Flavors and Influences in Artisan Chocolate, Why I Make Handmade Truffles, and Fair Trade and Organic Chocolate Forum.

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